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Posted on: February 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Marijuana for Sale



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of Marijuana for Sale
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:February 19, 2020Time:2:00 AM
Incident Date:February 18, 2020Time:9:06 PM
Incident Location:43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Angel Ramos
File Number(s):T200490128

Juan Romero Velazquez

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 9:06pm, Palm Desert Sheriff Station deputies responded to College of the Desert, located at 43500 Monterey Avenue in the city of Palm Desert. The call for service was regarding a student in possession of marijuana on campus. The investigation revealed that Juan Romero Velazquez, 18 years old of Mecca, was in possession of several pounds of marijuana stored in individual jars. Velazquez also had a scale, baggies, marijuana e-cigarettes, marijuana edibles and other paraphernalia. Velazquez was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and booked into the jail in Indio. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to improving the quality of life for all who reside in the community.  “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Garrett James at the Palm Desert Sheriff Station by calling 760-836-8990. 


Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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